This is the time of year Arizonan’s come out of their air conditioned homes and play; Pro Golf, the Gem Show, The Rodeo, Horse Racing, etc… basically anything that takes place outdoors is of high value! 

I’ve been enjoying our warm and pleasant winter weather out at the 6 week Hunter/Jumper Winter Circuit series put on by HITS. I plan on being out there one more … February 29 – March 4, which should be twice the fun because there’s also a 4 day Quarter Horse show going on at the same time!  Talk about horse artist heaven… my camera batteries will be charged and ready!  A location like this might just be the perfect studio – though not in the summer heat, of course!

HIT’S Winter Circuit Photos

Since I am there and already taking large quantities of photos, I am assisting Yvonne Hazelton, the photographer (who’s a friend and talented equine artist), by taking some extra photos to help cover more of the show. 

If you have shown at any of the shows and are interested in photos, first check out Yvonne Hazelton’s photo’s, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, I’ll have an album up very soon with additional photos!

2012 Winter Commission Special

I have a Horse Show Special on commissions running through March 31… and you don’t have to be at the show to take advantage of it!  It’s 30% off your choice of small (11” x 14”), medium (16” x 20”), or large portraits (22” x 28”) – with the option of monthly payments!  See my Commission Special page for more info.

And be sure to come by the show and visit if you’re in the area – it’s located at the Pima County Fairgrounds southeast of Tucson.  I already have some commissions in progress that I might be working on at the show next week – a great chance to see the process in person!

New Work 

“Patagonia Commute” 20” x 24” oil on canvas.
 

“Lady In Waiting”, a 12” x 12” painting of a very pregnant mare.  This is done in a looser style than I’m used to, I have to admit it was both excited and hard to “stop” before I could really start tightening up the detail!

 “Spot On”, a charming close up of a flashy Appaloosa Filly on 12” x 12” gallery wrap canvas!

And my latest finished commission, “Leo”.  This is a portrait of a cherished old roping horse, maybe a bit past his prime but loved and appreciated more than ever!